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The City will plant in all parkway sites where ash trees were removed, as long as they are deemed suitable planting sites. The Forestry Division must ensure that trees do not block sight lines, interfere with power lines or cause other safety hazards. Contact us at 630-260-2122 for more information.
This is a six-year project. Factors affecting the schedule are: species and availability of trees, location and annual budgeting. A contractor for the City is creating a plan for when these trees will be planted. The map above allows you to search by property address or general area to see when trees are scheduled to be planted on specific sites. Contact us at 630-260-2122 for more information.
No. The City established an Urban Reforestation Policy (PDF) to ensure a healthy and diverse tree population throughout the community. It aims to distribute trees evenly throughout the city by species, with a goal of using no more than 10 percent of any genus or 5 percent of any one species. Limiting the planting of single species results in an urban forest that is not as impacted by invasive species or diseases in the future. A contractor for the City will be determining the species of tree for specific locations.
Yes, as long as you apply for a No-Cost Permit (PDF) and receive approval of this permit from the Forestry Superintendent prior to planting. Contact us at 630-260-2122 for more information.